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BigScoots – $3.48 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 4, 2011 @ 1:53 pm, by LowEndAdmin

BigScoots Got this LowEndBox exclusive discount from BigScoots’ Scott. Coupon code LEBONLY will get you 50% off recurring discount. Their “Scoots128” is now $3.48/month. Here is the sign up link.

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • 3 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with Continuum Data Centers in Chicago IL. Their “Free IP” has been sanitised since last time. It is no longer “unlimited”, but still generously at 3 free IPs. Domain has been registered a year ago, and NS is running on the same server. They do have a nicely designed web site though, and yes, it is indeed a BIG scoot (and a tiny motorbike).

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16 Comments

  1. Just wanted to point out to all your wonderful LowEndBox folks, our LEBONLY coupon also applies to our Scoots256 and Scoots512 (not recurring on Scoots512) package as well.

    Be sure to get a hold of us if there are any questions/concerns we could help you with!

    April 5, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  2. Gotta hand it to them, very nice site :) Was scrolling down and didn’t pay much attention and almost though there was black on my screen. Then realized it was just birds. I like it.

    April 5, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
    • Yeah, their website is very pretty n_n and funny LOLOLOL!

      April 5, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
      • bob:

        I don’t understand why it’s called big scoots when Scott and Justin look skinny and the scooter looks small.

        April 5, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply
        • HAHAHA! I don’t know but I am ROFL with that website.

          April 5, 2011 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  3. ha, well we appreciate your kind words. Now only think of how great our VPS’ must be because our design is so fantastic :)

    April 5, 2011 @ 4:19 am | Reply
  4. srw:

    Excellent support, very quick fixes. It does appear though that my VPS is in a /24 that is assigned to some other company (certainly the reverse is delegated to someone else’s non-answering DNS servers): 74.117.237.0/24 it makes a lot of things that do reverse lookup’s before talking a tad slow.

    April 5, 2011 @ 6:00 am | Reply
    • srw:

      [bad form replying to self, sorry]
      I can see you’re already on top of it (whois has been updated with new NS’s and we’re now waiting on propagation).

      April 5, 2011 @ 6:06 am | Reply
  5. If there is anything else we can do for you be sure to let us know :)

    April 5, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  6. Matt:

    I tried one of their 128MB plans a while ago. The performance is really good, one of the best in this size range. Here is mpstat and cat /proc/cpu/info:

    Linux 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.1 (*****) 	04/06/2011 	_i686_	(4 CPU)
    
    01:30:31 PM  CPU    %usr   %nice    %sys %iowait    %irq   %soft  %steal  %guest   %idle
    01:30:31 PM  all    0.03    0.00    0.02    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00   99.95
    
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 30
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 2666.755
    cache size	: 8192 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 8
    core id		: 0
    cpu cores	: 4
    apicid		: 0
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 5333.51
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor	: 1
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 30
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 2666.755
    cache size	: 8192 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 8
    core id		: 1
    cpu cores	: 4
    apicid		: 2
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 5333.34
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor	: 2
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 30
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 2666.755
    cache size	: 8192 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 8
    core id		: 2
    cpu cores	: 4
    apicid		: 4
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 5333.39
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor	: 3
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 30
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 2666.755
    cache size	: 8192 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 8
    core id		: 3
    cpu cores	: 4
    apicid		: 6
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 5333.31
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    

    I picked up another one of their plans, the 512MB, and my first impression is also really good. Plus support is friendly and fast.

    April 6, 2011 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  7. We have set our entire day around making sure you are a happy camper Matt :) Let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.

    April 6, 2011 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  8. I’m interested in what they’re offering, but their order form isn’t working for me in Chrome or Firefox.

    May 15, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • Confirmed in Firefox 4.01 on Winblows Vista. Can’t select the checkboxes.

      Buck, may be a better idea to drop them an email pointing that out to them.

      May 15, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
    • Sorry for the confusion guys. We are still tinkering with our ordering system but as far as I can tell there is no currently active bug on firefox or chrome.

      On the initial order page you will be unable to select a radio button until you input your domain. You of course do not have to register a domain but it is part of the order process so we can link your VPS to it properly.

      Please feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any further issues and I will sort you out right away!

      May 15, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
      • Figured it out though. They have step 1 and 2 of the registration on the same page. You have to click on the search button first to get the checkboxes to be active.

        There’s nothing on the page to suggest that you have to do each half separately. Very confusing.

        On the initial order page you will be unable to select a radio button until you input your domain and then search for it.

        Fixed.

        May 15, 2011 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
        • Sorry :S — Quite right. As said, still tinkering with the ordering system but hopefully with any luck this will due until we can roll out our new system in a couple weeks.

          Please e-mail me directly if you have any further questions.

          All the best!

          May 15, 2011 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

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